Oral Creation and the Dictation of the Book of Mormon

Title

Oral Creation and the Dictation of the Book of Mormon

Publication Type

Journal Article

Year of Publication

2020

Authors

Pagination

191-206

Volume

39

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Bibliographic Citation

Gardner, Brant A. "Oral Creation and the Dictation of the Book of Mormon", Vol. 39. 2020:191-206.

Abstract

Visions in a Seer Stone: Joseph Smith and the Making of the Book of Mormon introduces a new perspective in the examination of the construction of the Book of Mormon. With an important introduction to the elements of early American extemporaneous speaking, Davis applies some of those concepts to the Book of Mormon and suggests that there are elements of the organizational principles of extemporaneous preaching that can be seen in the Book of Mormon. This, therefore, suggests that the Book of Mormon was the result of extensive background work that was presented to the scribe as an extended oral performance.

Seer stone

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